Let It Snow!

Grade Levels: 3 - 5

Objectives

  • Students will design and create a snowman using a variety of materials.
  • Students will write a time order paragraph telling how the snowman was created.
  • Students will create a bulletin board display titled, "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!"

Materials

  • Provide each student with a snowman shape cut from oaktag
  • White cotton
  • Variety of construction paper
  • Yarn, beads, material, twigs, etc. to decorate their snowman

Procedures

  1. Provide each student with a snowman cut from oaktag. Using white cotton, students should form three "snowballs" and glue them to cover the oaktag.
  2. Students decorate their "snowperson" with scraps of construction paper, yearn, beads, material, twigs, etc. They should be encouraged to add eyes, nose, mouth, hat, scarf buttons, broom, or other personal items. The more creative and unusual the better!
  3. Discuss with students how they made their snowperson and let each student describe orally several items they used to decorate theirs.
  4. Students make a list, in sequential order, of how they put their snowperson together and decorated it. They should include descriptions, such as color, shape, and size of each item. They should think about sequencing as they would have to make the bottom snowball first, then the middle, and last the head. They should tell what they used for features and how they dressed it.
  5. Students write a first draft, in paragraph form, using their list to help them put their details in sequential order.
  6. After editing, student copy a final draft, which can be done on paper decorated with snowflakes or snowmen.
  7. Display the snowpeople and essays on a bulletin board titled "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!"

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